Hey Tokens! 💜💕Copyright©2019 Chelsea Greene

Another pic from my daughter…saying hey to her mom! 😊💜💜💜🥰🤗💕

Her friend
My oldest granddaughter, Leia. Look at all the dragonflies! Angel says there are hundreds of them flying around…She says she has never seen anything like it! ❤️
My grandbabies chasing dragonflies-Easton, Isaac and Leia
Beautiful sunset!
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A Child’s Desire ©Chelsea Greene 2019 All Rights Reserved

After I shared with my daughter what Dragon Warrior had written to me yesterday and the pic she drew for me, it inspired her to draw a few pics herself and write this original poem. She wrote it with me in mind and to my unborn grandbaby, her first soon to-be-born child.😄😭🥰🤗💙 She is due at the end of October!

I am one happy Moma here to see my girl back to writing and drawing. I sure hope she makes a habit of it from now on!🙏 She has given me permission to share with you.

(Sophie, I tried to reblog what you wrote to me, but was unable. Will figure it out soon! Thanks again sweet girl! 💜💕

A Child’s Desire By: Chelsea Greene

“Be patient. You have to stand in line.”

“When can I meet her?”

“Will she be pretty?”

“Yes, one of a kind.”

“Will she make me soup when I won’t feel well?”

“She will, and so much more, only time will tell.”

“I cant wait to meet her, is that her down below?”

“Yes little one, I’m preparing a space for you to grow.”

“Oh she’s so pretty.. but she’s missing something you see.”

“Ah yes, she isn’t ready just yet, just leave that to me.”

“Wow. My very own mother. Does she know me yet?”

“There’s enough love in her heart for you. Love you’ll never forget.”

“But if she doesn’t know I’m coming, won’t she be mad?”

“It’ll surprise her for sure, but it wont be bad.”

“Wheres my daddy? I don’t see him yet!”

“You see, your father is still young.. and he hasn’t found her yet.”

“I’m growing so impatient. I want her warm hugs right away!”

“For now you must look out for her until I send you away.”

“I’ve been waiting here forever. Oh look theres my dad now!”

“Watch the way he treats her. If you want to know how to love, he will show you how.”

“They are dancing in the rain. I long to be there.”

“Ah yes. Their Love is beautiful, you’ll see. They really do show how much they care.”

“Is it my time yet? I think I’m ready!”

“I’ll send you in a minute. Hush now. Keep steady.”

“Gosh my very own mother and father.. I’m lucky to have them even if it isn’t today.”

“Close your eyes my dear.. and start to drift away.”

“I’m starting to feel sleepy. I’m yawning quite a bit.”

“I’m glad that you could wait. Our conversations, I’ll never forget.”

“Goodbye. It’s been a good one, I’m ready to embrace their love.”

“Goodbye child. We will meet again. But until then I’ll be watching you all from above.”

My Mama

An Emotional Wreck? It’s Me Oh Lord…

Hey guys it’s me, the emotional basket case here. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. ✌️

I have debated if I should even share this with you, because heaven forbid there will be some who think I’ve finally went over the brink. But here goes…Here’s my heart out on my sleeve. 💜

This has been a very emotional weekend for me, to say the least! It really started the day my brother and I went to my doctors appointment.

We were passing through a parking lot after the appointment, and there was a guy sitting on the curb underneath a shade tree, holding up a sign. Help…I’m hungry.

At first, I realized I didn’t have any cash but $1. Tears came to my eyes. I pulled around to the other side and told my brother I was sorry for the waterworks. I parked and dug around for change. Together, we scratched up around $4 in change, plus the $1 bill. We gave it to him. And moved on.

I’ve felt God just tugging at me ever since. Maybe it’s my own long trials that are getting the best of me…

And then Friday evening happened.

Saturday was my husband’s birthday, and he had taken off Friday, for a doctors visit. As it turns out, the appointment had actually been for the day before and not even in our town office. It had been at the one an hour away. My husband had thought he had an appointment here.

He had expressed his desire for that with the doctor, but the doctor had failed to let the front desk know this. So, we both assumed…🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️

We were both dressed up, out and about, so I suggested we go for birthday dinner. We decided to go over to the next town over which is also an hour’s drive away. Afterwards, he wanted a milkshake from Dairy Queen.

As we pulled into a parking space, my hubby said, “Get a load of what that girl is wearing!” I looked up to notice a rather questionable character loitering to the right of the entrance.

As we made our way to the front door, it was very obvious the way she was dressed she was either on drugs, a prostitute or both–my guess is both. She watched us as we approached her, looking down as we got closer.

She had some type of a long, lightweight robe on and what looked to be a nude pantyhose body suit underneath. She pulled her robe together as we got close enough to her.

Something got a hold of me! A very strong thought came to me, “Speak to her. Look her straight in her eyes and show her my love.”

So I did–I looked her straight in the eyes and I said, “Hey, how are you?” She looked me straight in the eyes also, and looked back down. “Oh, I can’t complain,” she said back to me. I said, “That’s right!”

We continued to walk on inside and to the front counter to order. All the workers were teenagers who laughed and joked with us. When we ordered, they told us that they were sorry but were fresh out of all the ingredients! We realized they were joking and picked back with them.

They said, ” Did you guys notice our visitor out front?” We said that we had. One of the girls went on to say that a breeze had blown her robe up in the back, and they had seen her behind! I told them it was really sad.

Yes, something had a hold of me…It bothered me to the point, I could not even enjoy my ice cream. 😢

We had sat down, and I was fighting back the tears. It hit me she needed to hear that she was God’s little princess, so I got my phone out and started copying down the words to my poem on a piece of paper from my purse.

My husband asked me what I was doing, and I told him she needed to hear something from the blog. We had seen she had walked away from the entrance. He said, “She’s probably long gone by now, Renee.”

I said, “Well maybe so, but I feel like she needs to hear this.” So I wiped a couple tears away, and in between this, a little girl in the booth next to us who was obviously someone’s little granddaughter– cute as a button–She entertained us while we were there. We finally made our way out the door.

I looked around for this woman as we got into the car, but didn’t see her. I asked my husband, and I don’t usually do this, to drive around the building.

I needed to find her. I know he thought I was crazy. Maybe he was right…

Sad to say, we didn’t find her and we left. I struggled to hold back my emotions. I told him to keep helping me to look for her.

Maybe she had walked somewhere down the road or someone had already picked her up.🤷‍♀️

My husband said, “Renee, that woman was probably 40 years old, she doesn’t need anybody to keep up with her.” At this point I burst out crying! (I told you I was an emotional wreck!) I told him in between the tears, that may be so, but she is still somebody’s baby!

I let it all out! Crazy as it may seem! I wiped my eyes with a kleenex. It has haunted me for two days now. I’ve prayed for this girl.

Who knows she might have been an angel, or it could’ve been God trying to stir something up within me that needs to be stirred.

I don’t have any answers, I just know that I have no stones to throw!

There are so many hurting in this world! Even some of you right now, may be at whit’s end reading this. You have so many problems, you don’t even know where to begin to find the answers or relief.

Only God can take those wounded places in your heart and mend them. Soothe them with His healing Balm of Gilead. Only He can take that brokenness and turn it into something that can be used for Him.

We each have a story to tell, that can reach the world around us.

Today, I’m praying for that Little Princess who has lost her way. I pray she finds healing, compassion and help, wherever she is.

Because she’s somebody’s baby.

I Refuse/Josh Wilson

Help Me/Cortt Chavis

“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13

Frontier Is Giving a Free Flight to People With the Last Name Green (or Greene) | Travel + Leisure

* This sure would have been nice if it offered free hotel, eats and spending money, as well! 😢 #brokeforreal

Frontier is celebrating its Green Week initiative, which centers around the company’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint. Anyone with the last name
— Read on www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/frontier-airlines-giving-free-flights-to-passengers-with-last-name-green

Split the Sea

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Split the Sea/Hannah Kerr

August/ Back To The Basics Tag

August | Back to the Basics Tag

Thank you so much Dollface for gifting me this tag! It’s been many years since I attended school….but I loved every minute of it back then! Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this! I’m so far behind… 🙂

Without further ado,

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Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
2. Link this post so we can read them 😀
3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.
The Meaning of this Tag:
For many people here in the United States, August means the beginning of a new school year, or at the very least time to prepare for school to begin in early September. It can be very stressful and chaotic. “Back to School” is all over advertisements, television, the internet, grocery stores, department stores…pretty much everywhere you look. It’s a combination of excitement, anxiety, and stress that our society dreads yet looks forward to every year.
In this month’s tag, inspired by the nostalgia of “Back to School” season, Purple Rose and I want to go “Back to the Basics” and reflect on our education and early life. Join us in remembering the sweet smell of freshly opened crayons, the sound of pencils sharpening, and the sight of red ink on the most recently graded assignment…
5. Answer the questions.
6. Tag at least one person.
7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! ❤

Here are the questions and my answers:

1. Did you (do you) go to public school or private school? Or, were you (are you) homeschooled? (Please do not share the name of your school XD)

I went to public school.

2. What was (is) your favorite subject in school? I had several favs. English, Literature, Typing, Biology and even American History in high school. Also Medical Terminology and Medical Transciption in my Secretarial course in college.

3. What was your favorite grade in school? 7th grade. My year of moving to Junior High.

4. Do you prefer pens or pencils? Why? Pens. It’s quicker to write.

5. What was (is) your favorite school lunch? I ate in the cafeteria, up until senior year, when I started just bringing my own sandwich. Mexican casserole was my favorite! 😋 Corn dogs. And the pizza was the best homemade I have EVER eaten! And strangely, I loved the pear on lettuce bed with cheese and mayo. My friends thought that was gross, but I didn’t care lol😂.

That same lady who was over the cafeteria attends my church now. We both moved later to the next town over. She is in her early 90’s and gets around better than I do!…a great Prayer Warrior, cook, a widow who raised all her children on her own. Here is a link to two books she has written, if you have time to check them out!

Maude Massey Jesus & Me

6. What is the biggest lesson you have learned in life? To not give into peer pressure. I did good in this area on up until my senior year… 🤦🏼‍♀️

7. What do you wish someone taught you a long time ago? To have self-confidence, how to make friends and how to set boundaries with dominant people. It has taken me a long time to learn this one.

I am tagging…

Debbie

Dragon Warrior

Please do not feel obligated to participate, this is to recognize some bloggers for their unique content. This is a way of saying, “Hey, you write stuff I truly enjoy reading and would be honored if you participated this tag!” 

 

3 in 1 Sunshine Blogger Award 2019

3 in 1 Sunshine Blogger Award

Thanks so much to my wonderful friends who have each nominated me for this Sunshine Award! Purple Rose at Confessions of a Reluctant Preacher’s Daughter, Dollface and Matt at Jesus Luvs All. If you are not already following them, please click the links and check them out for yourselves! Their posts will bless you tremendously!!!🌻🌻🌻🌞

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Here are the rules

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.

• Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.

• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

• Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.

• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

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These are my Nominees:

Betty Wise Hearted

Jacquie Joy Cottage

Lydia Lydia’s Blog

It seems everyone has been nominated for this wonderful award here lately, so I’m just going to keep my list of nominees short. You all are my favorites! I hope you truly know that!🥰🤗

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Purple Rose’s Questions:

1. Are you usually early or late? At least 5 minutes before time, but every now and then I’m 5 minutes late. 😬 I know, I know! It’s one of my faults! Not good…😬🤷‍♀️

2. What website do you visit most often? Google…google knows all 😂

3. What job would you be terrible at? Anything with a lot of multi-tasking! waitress?

4. What job do you think you’d be really good at? Writer, teacher or teachers aid for special needs children, medical transcription.

5. What skill would you like to master? Painting. From a spiritual view–completely obeying what God would have me do, no matter how silly or stupid it may look to others. Noah built the ark even knowing it had never rained before!

6. What’s your favorite genre of book or movie? Christian Mystery and occasional romance.

7. What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? The Walking Dead

8.  If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? WP, read, pray, sit and listen and watch nature…

9. If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what event would you choose? there are so many, I don’t know if I could choose! When I got saved maybe?

10. If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would you want it to be? Honey suckle or rose.

11. If you could make a 20 second phone call to yourself at any point in your life present or future, when would you call and what would you say? Past. To my 21 year-old self. “Don’t get married. You’re too young, and he’s not the one for you.”

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 Dollface’s Questions:

  1. Are you a night owl or an early bird?Night owl, but I can be an early bird also. I get up at 2:50 a.m. nowadays Mon-Fri with my hubby.
  2. What is your favorite season? Why? Summer. I love the lazy days of basking in the sun and having sand beneath my toes! Mowing grass.
  3. What is your favorite treat on a hot summer day? Watermelon!
  4. What do you like to do in your free time besides blogging? Reading. Sitting on my porch, listening to nature, watching an occasional Hallmark mystery or romance movie.
  5. What would your dream home look like
  6. What helps you get through a rough day? Praying and singing with good Christian music
  7. Where would you like to go on vacation if money wasn’t an issue? Ireland. I know y’all get tired of hearing this one lol
  8. List your favorite post(s) that you have written. Tokens of Love and God’s True Purpose For Your Pain.
  9. List your favorite post(s) that someone else has written. I’m like Steve on this one! I’m not about to get myself in trouble😆! I have many anyways!
  10. Do you write for healing, inspiration, or enjoyment? All of the above!
  11. What kind of posts are you looking forward to writing in the near future? Whatever the Lord lays on my heart!

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Matt’s Questions to Me:

1. If I could visit you in your hometown, where would we go? (This is gonna be a long one!) First, I would take you to my place of worship. 😄

Then, I would take you to eat at one of the several restaurants in town…Rocky Creek Catfish has the best fried catfish you will EVER eat! It has a cabin decor that has Christmas decorations and nostalgia up all year long and a unique Gift Shop.

Landmark Cafe–an old seafood eating establishment.

I would also take you on a tour of the courthouse.

And also City Hall where the official Christmas Tree lighting takes place every year and Christmas Parade Party.

This is where the train comes through at the nature trail.

This still stands in front of the now Chinese restaurant. 😁

I even heard Elvis and John Wayne had a go at it!?😎🤷‍♀️

*None of these pics are mine this time. 🙂

2. What is your blog about? It started out with my heart tokens from God. It’s a mix of random and everything in between.😁

3. If you could travel to another country, which one and why? already answered.

4. Who would you most like to spend a day with? My Grandma who passed when I was 12. I would have liked to get to know her better.

5. If Jesus were to knock on your door for a visit, what would you think? That I had died and went to heaven?!…Well, seriously, I would think that instead of Him sending me his love tokens this time that He had decided to just send Himself! ❤️🤗

6. What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it? Christmas. Taking part in our church program and spending it with family.

7- What was your favorite subject in school? English, Biology and literature.

8- What are some songs that are meaningful for you? Those that speak to my heart in a particular moment.

9- What is your favorite kind of food? I have many favorites. Seafood, Mex, Chinese, soul food, appetizers, finger foods, fruit.

10- What is a book or are some books you have enjoyed recently? I like Brandilyn Collins or Karen Kingsbury the most. Recently, my niece wanted me to read “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers, which is totally out of my usual.

11- What is one of your favorite posts you have written? Perhaps add a link in your answer 🙂Tokens of His Love

God’s True Purpose For Your Pain

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My Questions for My Nominees are: I’m choosing to keep the questions of those who nominated me. Your choice which you choose to answer. The only one I ask that you answer for me is:

1. If I could visit you in your hometown, where would we go?

King & Queen For The Day 🐼

Well, I hope this was a fine summer day for you, my friends! It has rained the later part of the afternoon and just quit not long ago–complete with thunder and lightning. 😦

A doctor’s appointment was on the agenda today, so into the city my kid brother and I went. I got my first allergy shot. 😢

After the tests I had done with my last scare, I realized my $500 deductible had probably been met…almost…anyways. 🙄

So my bloodwork was tested for airborne allergies. Turns out I’m highly allergic to dust.

But the strange part is, when I told the nurse I couldn’t understand why the test didn’t show my allergy to cigarette smoke (and most other smoke), she says, “Oh we don’t test for that. Most everyone is allergic to that. There is no cure for it.”

Well, glory be!🤷‍♀️ I guess shoot this poor horse and put it out its misery! 😂🐴 🤦🏼‍♀️

There are a few more things I know I’m allergic to, that apparently was not tested for.

Wild honeysuckle. (And I love the smell!😩😭 So, I just have to get my fix from honeysuckle candles or wax warmers–don’t worry, it’s not the real scent, so I’m good 🙂)

Cedar breaks my hands out if I don’t wear gloves. Bleach bathroom cleaner messes with my sinuses these days. Some food allergies as well.

It seems we have to help ourselves these days! But anyways, moving along…

My brother and I stopped in for Chinese at Panda Express. Neither of us had eaten there before. I have eaten at several other Chinese restaurants, but this had a small Piccadilly cafeteria feel.

Lil Bro is famous for giving me the ole ‘Rabbit Ears’ pose!

Bro got the Kung Pao Chicken (something with hot peppers) and mine was the Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp. 😋 He’s killing those chop-sticks by the way! I had my trusty fork!

We both got the Chow Mein noodles, and I got the crispy wonton appetizer.😜

It was good to spend one-on-one time with just my brother and me–even if it was for a doctors visit.

I hit a 50% off sale for my new grandson who is still baking in the oven 🙂 It won’t be long till the baby shower!

Well, I’m about to turn in for the night. We are heading out of state tomorrow to see my daughter, Angel and the Grands! Easton will be starting kindergarten this year.🥳😢

Sweet dreams my friends! 😴

Brain Freeze

Have you ever had one of those forgetful moments? 👵 Maybe old age creeping up on you?🤷‍♀️

I was almost ready, and putting the finishing touching on my hair when it hit me like a stick of dynamite 🧨 🤜💥

–No church tonight, due to several members being out of state for NAYC services! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Into the pjs I went 😂

Today was a special day for my first grandchild! The big “5!”

Happy Birthday Easton! Nonna loves you Lil Man!🥰💋

We video chatted on Messenger and played this funny Hamburger game on there. We both took turns trying to eat all the hamburgers that came out onto the screen. The more you ate the chubbier your cheeks got!

I look a hot mess here! Don’t judge 😂😆😝

Hopefully we get to see them all this weekend–daughter and all the grand babies.🥰

Hope you all have peaceful dreams tonight! 😴 💤